It is a coastal town in the northwest of Ecuador. The city is the seat of the canton Esmeraldas and capital of the province Esmeraldas. The north-western province of Esmeraldas and its coastal towns have been reported in various ways. To the south of Esmeraldas this city is very popular with beach bars, discos, hotels by the water and restaurants. Esmeraldas Introduction In the northwestern corner of Ecuador, cultures with global roots meet in the middle of the jungle, river and sea.